PHILADELPHIA-Surgeons are faced with many options for approaching diseases of the sinus; the right approach is not always clear-cut. Five experts reviewed several approaches at Rhinology World held here recently, with some favoring a more aggressive approach, some preferring to be less aggressive, and others highlighting new technology. Part 1 of this article discussed functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and sphenoidectomy; the dialogue continues here.
Explore this issue:September 2009
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Reuben Setliff, MD, of the Setliff Sinus Institute in Sioux Falls, SD, spoke in favor of minimally invasive sinus surgery and questioned the need for more aggressive approaches.
All of my colleagues who came in here in aggressor mode, I would encourage you to take your Xanax, he told the audience, who chuckled in response.